Got an iPad for Christmas?
My good friend, colleague, downright inspirational blogger AND imaginative composer (I'll stop) Wendy Stevens just posted an article that you may want to read and/or share with those lucky enough to have received an iPad for Christmas. Now is the time to take full advantage of what this amazing iDevice can do for you and your studio in 2014.
Wendy, an iPad owner herself, writes:
Congratulations! If you got an iPad for Christmas, I’m sure you are doing one of two things:
- Busily downloading free apps, experimenting with all the apps already there, and just tapping away having a great time. OR
- Looking at it strangely, fumbling around with it, and wondering how in the world you’ll learn what you need to make it useful and fun in your life.
Well, if you are in either of these camps AND you happen to be a piano teacher, here’s what you need to do to learn to use this tool in your studio:
I know you have a few questions, so I’ll just go ahead and ask and answer them here:
- Was this really written by a piano teacher? I mean one that actually has students come to her house and learn classical, jazz, church, theory, and all kinds of music? Yes, as a matter of fact, this is by Leila Viss, who you’ve probably realized by now is not only a piano teacher, but an amazingly creative piano teacher who has good business sense (so she’s not just a hobbyist), an amazing way to coax creativity from her students, and is an excellent musician herself. She also happens to know how to write.
- Is this book techy? Cause I can’t understand half of what most tech people say-even in the piano world!